News for Future undergraduate students

Friday, March 10, 2023

Women in the digital workforce

Nada Basir, professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business

The work world has been permanently transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

But against this backdrop there are also labour shortages in many sectors. The unemployment-to-job vacancy ratio is at a historic low across Canada, partly because baby boomers who are close to retirement age have left the workforce, but not enough younger people are coming in behind them.

Nada Basir, a professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, says there is an aspect to this conundrum that is rarely talked about: providing opportunities for women, particularly immigrant and racialized women, to get jobs or create new businesses amid this changing economy.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Mastering her voice

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Bertha Bridget Kankam (MBET ’22) recently completed her master’s degree in business, entrepreneurship and technology (MBET) at Waterloo Engineering’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

That is a worthy success in and of itself, but Kankam is not your typical MBET student. Better known to many as Yaa Yaa, she is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Ghana.

Friday, January 27, 2023

AI to Enable a Dynamic Workforce

Esteban Veintimilla, co-founder of 1Mentor and MBET '22 alumnus

Entrepreneurship is about solving complex problems, and in a world of rapid technological advancement and unpredictable change, we need to reimagine how we prepare emerging talent. 1Mentor partners with higher-education institutions to better serve their students by providing tools to prepare future-ready talent.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Conrad School 2018 Review

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2018 was a monumental year for the Conrad School, our students and alumni.

Here are some highlights of the past year.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Conrad welcomes Shavin Malhotra to faculty

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The Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Shavin Malhotra to our faculty. In his new role, he will teach BET 601: Strategically Managing the Entrepreneurial Organization in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program.